Take a look at our four-legged friends (and colleagues!).
My favorite colleague and companion, my 9-year-old Great Pyrenees mix, Brooser
From scaly to furry, large and small, in honor of National Pet Day today, DCGers took a moment to celebrate our loved ones who are more than just pets — they’re family and work-day companions.
As a remote organization, we would be remiss not to shine a spotlight on these colleagues that keep us company, make us smile, and know when to tell us it’s time for a break from our screens.
I know Brooser certainly keeps me company, and tends to crash a Teams call or two… but who could resist a face like that? 🐶
Let’s take a look at DCGers’ companions who deserve all the celebrations — and treats — today.
Hello from Doug (aka my entire world)! He’s a 75 lb. 6.5-year-old rescue Pit Bull/Chow mix who thinks he’s the size of a chihuahua and also a human. He enjoys naps in the sun or by the fireplace, going camping, and snuggling with mom on the couch. Doug lives a luxurious life complete with his own oversized chair in the living room right in front of a big picture window, an entire dresser full of treats, and his own pillow in bed — he might be the most spoiled dog you’ll ever meet.
Sydney’s Doug in Iowa
Ozzie is a high-energy, lovable, 3-year-old Alaskan Malamute. His favorite activities are playing, eating, and meeting new people. Only in the last year or two has he really come around to the joy of comfort, climbing into the pile of bed pillows to snuggle. Every evening, we go for walks with his dog park friends: a greyhound, corgi, and Australian shepherd — you might see us walking outside the Pentagon City mall!
Allison and Ozzie in Arlington, VA
Pet(s): Dakota and Tessa
Dakota and Tessa, from a trip to Maine a few years ago to see where Andre the Seal lived. 😊
Meaghan, Dakota, and Tessa in Maine
Lucy is a 2-and-a-half-year-old mini labradoodle! (She is the first dog I’ve ever had and let’s just say I get it now; dogs are angels on Earth.) Lucy is a very loyal dog. She follows us around the house and sleeps in our bed like it’s all her own. However, she would abandon us for a piece of food in a dark alley if she had the choice. She may be “mini” but don’t let that fool you. She has a bark that could wake the dead and ensures she’s “alpha” amongst her doggie friends. She loves belly rubs and can’t contain herself when she hears “play ball outside?!” If Lucy were a human, she would be a Nobel prize winner for how fast she picked up tricks and training — she is so smart but also so happy, kind, and loveable.
Nicole’s Lucy in Ohio
Pet(s): Griffin and Cooper
Here is a pretty darn cute (yes, I’m biased), pic of my two dogs: the old man, Griffin (almost 10), and Cooper (almost 2). Both are Boston Terrier — Boxer mixes.
Love: playing tug, giving kisses, eating anything available (especially Cooper), laying in the grass in the warm sun, long walks, and cuddling.
Hate: the doorbell ringing, dogs walking by, packages being delivered.
Our home is quite chaotic with two pups and two little ones, but we couldn’t imagine our lives without them!
Jill’s Griffin and Cooper
My girlfriend and I adopted Abe last September. His name was Sebastian at the time, and he was rescued from an animal hoarder in Alabama. He was moved all the way to Illinois, so we decided to call him Abraham (Abraham Lincoln). He took a few months to come out of his shell but now he loves couch cuddles and play fighting with me. We are very happy to have him.
This is Popcorn! She’s a 10-year-old American Eskimo, enjoying the quiet at my parents’ lake house. She spends her days napping on her favorite spot on the couch and occasionally sitting outside with her eyes closed, enjoying that sunlit breeze. She’s truly living up that cozy retirement life (even though she’s never had a job).
We couldn’t forget about our reptilian friends, too. 🦎
Nugget is a Leopard Gecko.
Pumpkin, Gizmo and Buttercup are Blue Tongue Skinks.
Cinnamon and Chive are Crested Geckos.
Chickpea is a Leachianus Gecko.
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